Canadian Gun-Grabber Admits Disarmament is the Ultimate Goal

What do you call a system where the rulers can deploy enforcers with “weapons of war” and the ruled are disarmed by diktat? (Royal Canadian Mounted Police/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( “The government has finally moved to ban military-style assault rifles. Great. So now let’s go to the next step, a complete and comprehensive ban on the sale and ownership of all handguns,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opinion writer Tony Keene demands.

It’s not just “military-style assault rifles.” Per The Daily Wire:

“[T]he list of banned guns includes 10- and 12-gauge shotguns — a necessity for hunting in many of Canada’s more remote locales — hunting rifles, a BB gun, and even the website”

“There is no conceivable reason why an ordinary person needs to own a handgun,” Keene asserts. “No reason whatsoever.”

People who have used guns to save their lives and to stop violent criminals would disagree with Tony. So would the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, which concludes:

“Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

But don’t bother opinionated Tony with facts. He’s self-evidently the type of prohibitionist zealot described by libertarian novelist L. Neil Smith:

“What kind of moral cripple would rather see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand?”

The kind that demands a totalitarian monopoly of violence. Tony goes on to prove it and which side he’s on.

“Those of us trained in the use of handguns (and I mean properly trained, by the police or the military, not just a weekend course at the local gun club) know that the armed amateur is dangerous,” Tony instructs, making sure to include himself as a former military reservist in the exclusive cadre of armed elites.

It seems Tony “served for more than four decades as a military reservist and took part in, and wrote about, multiple missions in Canada and abroad.” Good for him, he’s a veteran.  So was one of our country’s greatest military heroes, and he’s remembered today as Tony deserves to be for the destruction of liberty he wants to force on his countrymen.

As for “those…properly trained,” they get three tries to qualify with “policing standards”? These are them? That’s it? But Tony obnoxiously dismisses gun owners who put themselves through more demanding exercises on any given weekend as “Citizen Rambos”?

“Likewise, the term ‘shooting yourself in the foot’ is not just a metaphor,” Tony bloviates, oblivious that he has just stepped in a real-world refutation of his ignorant arrogance.  Remember DEA agent Lee Paige, the guy who claimed to be “the only one … professional enough” to carry a gun, and then did just that?

Thanks to this bit of ironic karma, the term “Only Ones,” proven fitting every day by innumerable examples, was born.

We could go on fisking this fanatic, but the rantings of someone who thinks he’s clever for comparing gun owners protective of their rights to “poison gas enthusiasts” aren’t worth the time. We know bigotry is born of ignorance, and Tony proves it yet again with his “suggested scenario” demanding:

  • A total and absolute ban on handgun sales, and on handgun ownership by private citizens. (With long prison terms for violation.)
  • Restriction of long guns to bolt-action rifles and limited-magazine shotguns.
  • Firm enforcement of minimum sentences for possession of any restricted weapon, and even more stringent penalties for anyone committing a crime with a firearm.
  • Exemptions, under strict controls, where subsistence hunting is a way of life.

We owe Tony thanks for making it clear that no, it’s not about “commonsense gun safety,” and yes, his counterparts on our side of the border really are talking about taking our guns. (Speaking of which, I also give him props for “heightened border vigilance,” but still wouldn’t mind seeing woke and triggered Canadian “progressives” attack him as a xenophobe and hater.)

“And no, it won’t take away our freedom or democracy,” Tony disingenuously concludes. “But it will make us safer.”

If by “us” he means his side, the one with the guns, then yeah.

Some will no doubt dismiss this because it’s in Canada and ask why we in the U.S. should care what they do over there. We need to be vigilant to threats as they approach because the goals of their grabbers are the same as ours. And the goals of the globalists who would rule us if we let them are to impose totalitarian disarmament edicts everywhere, in Everytown…

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Jay Dee

It would appear that Canada’s version of Big Gun Control is every bit as obtuse as their counterparts in the United States. There are a couple of interesting features of this latest Canadian gun grab you failed to mention. In their attempt at banning all things that mention the AR-15, the law includes the Black Rifle Coffee Company,. The proposed Canadian gun control law will ban a coffee roaster. The proposed law omitted a Canadian manufacturer of an AR-15 clone. Either this manufacturer escaped their notice because it makes no reference to the AR-15 in their literature or quite possibly… Read more »

Ryben Flynn

“When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”.
Even in gun free countries the bad guys still have guns.


“There is no conceivable reason why an ordinary person needs to own a handgun,” Keene asserts. “No reason whatsoever.”

David, I would remind you just this year you featured two posts at WOG on Canadian Euthanaia.

The Progressives are not for gun control as much as they are not for respect for human life.

Human life is not sacred; human life is a commodity. This is the ‘Progress” to oblivion.

Progressives are evil. Canadian style death is coming here. Soon.



“What kind of moral cripple would rather see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand?” Answer: The typical Leftist. I have been saying, literally for decades, that gun control is not now and has never been about crime or criminals. Rather, it is about disarming the citizenry so they cannot represent a threat to the government once the Left creates the dictatorship they have been working toward for more than half a century. The Left doesn’t give a rat’s behind about crime or criminals. The key… Read more »


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opinion writer Tony Keene is an old man who has lost touch with reality. His useless opinion needs to be kept to himself.


Let them come and try These HUMAN GIVEN government job titled Fing pieces of shit will be the ones getting shot and disarmed. All you Nazi wannabe power happy control freak HUMAN GIVEN Government job titled cock suckers You even attempt it, I will start my hunt with you who gave the order sitting behind some desk telling the Lapdog pigs to go try.

Arizona Don

It appears Canadians, like many so called democrats here in he United States, do not realize guns cannot be regulated out of the hands of criminals. If someone does not obey laws how can it be possible to control them by passing a law? Therefore laws like what Trudeau’s has just put into place only takes gun out of the hands of law abiding citizens not the criminals. When will all North Americans begin to learn that lesson. Just what is so hard to understand about that? When will all North Americans begin to realize governments themselves are the biggest… Read more »


Canadian leadership has established themselves as an extension of the globalist autocratic elite. It amazes me that citizens in the US and Canada are perpetually ignorant to these tyrants efforts to disarm the law abiding. Its simple: they seek to disarm good folks, and make those who value their God given right to defend themselves and their families, criminals overnight. US DOJ data shows a 1300% increase in lawful defense with guns, versus criminal use. So who when the citizens of Canada find themselves alone, scared, and in peril, they should look to the horizon and maybe, just maybe the… Read more »


Ok, I know I should be commenting on our rights and the 2nd amendment but my question is. 1. He took the gun from someone that said it was not loaded. 2. He never checked it which he is supposed to do. 3. he pulled the trigger, I think, and I heard something go click. 4. He never racked it and then it fired and supposedly he shot himself in the leg. Was the reason it fired was because the round was a dud and delayed in firing? What am I missing here. Was this a stunt to make people… Read more »


The moron tells the class that the handgun is a Glock, which anyone familiar with it knows, it’s one of the simplest guns to learn and to shoot. Then he demonstrates that he never so much as read the instruction manual—He racked the slide before removing the magazine, in effect, putting a live round into the chamber. He should be arrested for irresponsible gun handling and endangering the classroom members.


Affirmative action hires provided an endless supply of hilarity for over two decades for me.


I don’t think the class was afraid of guns — they were afraid someone would hand another gun to the same incompetent dips*t who had just ND’d in front of them.


I worry about my country and not some other country that I have no control over.


I used to think I had some control over this country, now I’m pretty sure I don’t.

Capn Dad

So if the same lawlessness enforced by the Canadian government is enacted and enforced here in the US it means open civil war right folks?

Wild Bill

@Dad, there is a lot that we can do short of war. Pick “not corrupted yet” candidates to support, always vote, family vote, run for lesser often uncontested offices (e.g. school board, county commissioner, small town mayor), group protest in the street, civil disobedience, flash riot, and burn down cities.
War takes a stream of logistics and organization that we don’t have. The other things that I have mentioned are little more than hobbies.

Capn Dad

@WB, Once demographics dictate that the nation becomes one party rule (and it will; millennials will ensure that) you will lose. Surrender or resist. And “burn cities down” is civil war.

Wild Bill

@Dad, I think that the Chinese will see to that long before the millennials.


Who needs all this data and statistics? it is just too hard to understand for the common man, woops, person. and the Second Amendment is only for hunting, right tony? leftists with their high moral values and in the utopia they would create, no one would ever be hurt and crime would be a thing of the past, with people holding hands while skipping and tossing flower petals into the air. look at all the cities, states and countries they control and then get back to me. they don’t care about anything except power to control the individual. remember, they… Read more »

Wild Bill

@gregs, I think that you have your finger on the pulse, with a small correction. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with Canadians, of course, but also, Canadian sovereignty resides in the government. So everyone that lives there is a subject. As opposed to the United states, where sovereignty resides in the people.


Critical distinction, Wild Bill. Our forefathers boke withthe Birtish COmmonewealth on that basis alone. A man is king in his own castle, not come crazy dood other side the puddle with a cut up tin can on hea head. What the Canucks haven’t figured out yet, certainly not their reigning poohbahs, is that our Second Article of Ammendment does not GIVE us a thing. it merely recognises what GOD has alraedy given us, a right to defend ourselves no matter what. The Canucks have that right as well, as they are breathing. Theyb just have not fgured it out yet.… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Tio, Ok.


Anyone else remember the situation in Londonistan, maybe three years back, where roving gang os a certaim people group” (let us call them the “M”s) were wreaking havoc on the long-standing residents of London, in the main, but other large English cities as well. Having been honrswoggled into disarming a few decades back, none had firearms they were willing to deploy for perosonal protection agaisnt the mmobs. After a few tragedies, folks began buying bats… likely cticket bats, but it never said, could have been yankee baseball bats. No matter. When over six thousand BATS had been bought in London… Read more »

Ryben Flynn

“and even the website”
No, not the website. There were lowers that were made marked AR15.COM.
Scroll down.


They did, however, manage to ban Black Rifle *Coffee.* Look in the bill!


The final authority on the definition of “rights” rests not with the courts nor does it rest with the legislature or the executive. It rests entirely with the people. The only effective defense of liberty is an informed, educated and motivated population..


Through the lens of gun and self defense rights we see most clearly the diseased thinking that calls itself “Progressive.” Progressives long ago rejected the idea of individual liberty, self-determination and the pursuit of happiness in favor of government control of your life by self-appointed experts. Progressives know that they cannot impose their version of utopia on a free society without resorting to subversion, propaganda and effective crisis management. Joe Biden’s most recent statement of “recasting” society in the shadow of the Wuhan virus crisis is a clear example. Progressives like their communist bedfellows realized long ago that they can… Read more »


Well said.

Boris Badenov

In Kommieforniastan, if you fail the background check for ammo, you may expect a knock on your door from people there to remove your firearms and ammo. Yeah,THEY ARE COMING TO TAKE OUR WEAPONS.

To our friends to the North. When your Karen/Shirley gets all of your weapons, what are you going to do if you’re out and about and a bear comes? The stupid s-hit didn’t think about that from the safety of his office did he? Oh wait, he doesn’t care, he’ll have his.


The progressive and socialist idea is simple. Rob you of all of your independence in order to make you totally dependent upon state power. As Orwell warned us, we are all equal but some are more equal than others. That is the logic of the left.

Wild Bill

@Boris, Perhaps one could have a storage site that is not associated with them to store their stuff, before the Calstapo (Cal State Politzi) arrive at your door with the warrant.


I know a number of servants of the State of California who don’t buy ammo inside their prison walls. They get it when they travel, and drive it back home. Or have friends who lvive outside their walls buy it before they come visiting, and deliver it to them.


“There is no conceivable reason why an ordinary person needs to own a handgun,” Keene asserts. “No reason whatsoever.”

My right to protect my life is not subject to your conveniently incompetent imagination.


Spot on. And that is why the go after your right and your ability to voice defense of your rights.

Wild Bill

@USA, Roger Benitez is an excellent replacement for RBG.


This refusal to properly administer a program specified in law is a grand example of the modern Jim Crow. Yes, you have the right. We the wise of the bureaucracy will simply make it impossible for you to exercise that right.


@Ring – Bureaucrats have had some success. They successfully pushed me off the fence regarding constitutional carry.


@WB – Unfortunately I have but one upvote to give.